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Are We There Yet?: Measuring Success of Constitutional Reform

Oct. 16, 2012—Like many other countries in the world, the United Kingdom has been modernizing its constitutional arrangements.  But unlike all other countries, there is no codified, written constitution.  Since 1997, that unwritten constitution has undergone a radical overhaul.  Taken together, the changes to systems and institutions represent the most sustained program of reform in the United...

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How Should a Court Deal with a Primary Question That the Legislature Seeks to Avoid? The Israeli Controversy over Who is a Jew as an Illustration

Oct. 16, 2012—Legislative avoidance of principled decisions on substantive questions by transferring the decision-making task to the executive branch, is a frequent scenario. The legislature does this by way of either express or hidden delegation, i.e., by using ambiguous wording that on its face only requires interpretation but which in fact requires a substantive decision on the...

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Human Dignity in the Line of Fire: The Application of International Human Rights Law During Armed Conflict, Occupation, and Peace Operations

Sep. 21, 2012—One of the most controversial and politically charged issues in current human rights discourse is whether and to what extent states are bound by human rights obligations with respect to the conduct of their armed forces abroad in armed conflict, occupation, and peace operations.  Underlying the controversy are a number of complex legal questions, several...

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Is the CISG Benefiting Anybody?

Sep. 21, 2012—The Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods (CISG) was supposed to increase legal certainty and reduce the transaction costs of international buyers and sellers. This Article argues that none of these goals has been met. A survey of 181 court decisions and arbitral awards applying the CISG shows that the vast majority of...

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When Globalization Hits Home: International Family Law Comes of Age

Sep. 21, 2012—Not that long ago, international family law (IFL) referred to a series of multilateral conventions basically concerned with conflicts of law questions. It could be studied as part of a course on family law or as part of a course on conflicts of law. But IFL, or family law in which more than one State...

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On the Occasion of His Retirement: A Tribute to Professor Harold G. Maier

Sep. 21, 2012—Professor Harold G. Maier began teaching at Vanderbilt University Law School in 1965 and held the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law until his retirement in 2006.  In addition to his service at Vanderbilt, he founded the transnational legal studies program and the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.  Among his many endeavors, Professor Maier...

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Four Decades Later

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The Journal is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 Board of Editors. View the complete masthead here.

Vanderbilt University Law School Professor Michael A. Newton’s 2016 VJTL Article entitled How the International Criminal Court Threatens Treaty Norms  was cited by the International Criminal Court prosecutor’s November 2017 filing seeking investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan.

May 2018 Issue on the Second Israel Defense Forces International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict. Read more about the Journal’s May 2018 issue here.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Journal’s 50th Anniversary celebration on October 5, 2017! View photos from the event here and read about the Journal’s history here.

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The Journal is pleased to listed as the #5 International Law Journal by the 2017 Washington and Lee Law Journal Rankings.

The Journal is very excited about the success of our February 2017 Symposium, “Sovereign Conduct on the Margins of the Law.” Read more about our February 2017 Symposium here

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Video is available from the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law’s 2015-2016 SymposiumThis is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters. Watch here.